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NYPD Fireworks Destruction Extravaganza
youtube ^ | 1 July 2011 | nytcityroom

Posted on 07/03/2011 4:25:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog

More than 5,000 pounds of fireworks were detonated in one big pile at the New York Police Department firing range in the Bronx on Friday, July 1, 2011.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: fireworks; nypd
NYPD Fireworks Destruction Extravaganza
1 posted on 07/03/2011 4:25:28 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog; archy

More slow deflragation than detonation ....:o)

Weeeee !


2 posted on 07/03/2011 4:31:13 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

Because this took place on July first, I get to wave my little red flag and say, “Happy Canada Day!”

*waves


3 posted on 07/03/2011 4:35:47 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Squantos

Too bad they didn’t do it at night.
I remember when the gooks hit the bomb dump
at Chu Lai, I was a mile away and thought
a nuke had gone off. Lucky for the ord guys
it was the third mortar round and they were
all in their holes but they lost everything
and were still in their underwear the next day.
You could SEE bombs being carried up by the blast
and then exploding in the air. I was on perimeter
guard near there the next day and the sand dunes were
covered with shrapnel. Damaged several of our hangers
one to the point where they decided to go ahead
and blow it down, unfortunately a flying bolt hit
and killed a young Marine, only casualty of the
attack.


4 posted on 07/03/2011 4:41:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jonty30

Well there ya are then...eh !.....:o)

Hope ya had a good celebration !


5 posted on 07/03/2011 4:41:47 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: tet68
unfortunately a flying bolt hit and killed a young Marine, only casualty of the attack...

damn!

6 posted on 07/03/2011 4:49:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
Fireworks being illegal is just one more of the many reasons why I'm glad I left NY - never to return. We don't destroy fireworks here in Florida, we light them off with our family and friends to celebrate holidays and have fun.

Today, I bought an entire ASS-TON of fireworks at the local supermarket. I bought these because I blew off the entire ass-ton I had (bought at COSTCO and a roadside tent) last night as a prequel to Monday.

We do this here and somehow live to tell about it. NY lawmakers apparently think their subjects are much st00piter than us.

7 posted on 07/03/2011 4:50:45 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: tet68

Hated such when it happened...had a base plate off a Mk 83 take the front of my jeep off one time . By the time it hit I had already seen it verse hearing it coming ....lol. Frag an kickouts were EOD nightmares.

Went in during Vietnam an retired after Mogidishu Somalia from active duty. Then went reserves. Hated frag.....

...
For those that have never been there no explanation is possible. For those that have none is needed.........

Thank you an stay safe !


8 posted on 07/03/2011 4:56:20 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: smokingfrog

I’ve always wanted to ask a military demolition expert: when you blow up stuff like that “in place,” don’t you still have a lot of unexploded munitions lying about?


9 posted on 07/03/2011 5:07:43 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: smokingfrog

In Big Brother’s America, freedom is slavery.


10 posted on 07/03/2011 5:18:09 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: smokingfrog

What ever happened to the good old days. My late uncle was a cop in the property clerk’s office in Manhattan. Every year, he would deliver several shopping bags full of seized fireworks to our home. Then on July 4th, my dad would take us out to the local park and fire them off. Lots of Roman candles and rockets. Hundreds of firecrackers, ash cans, cherry bombs, salutes, etc. When I was old enough, he used to let me use a bunch of the stuff. Wanna bet lots of fireworks still finds its way out of the property clerks off, or maybe never even gets there?


11 posted on 07/03/2011 5:34:56 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: smokingfrog

Air pollution? Global warming? Who submitted the environmental impact statement? Nanny Bloomnerg let this happen?


12 posted on 07/03/2011 5:39:38 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: smokingfrog

Why not just U-Haul it all to a state where fireworks are legal and sell it?


13 posted on 07/03/2011 5:55:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: CdMGuy

My dad was a cop in Brooklyn, we always had the best fireworks in our neighborhood, because several of our neighbors were also cops and firemen. We would take them to Breezy Point and the dads would set off at the water’s edge.


14 posted on 07/03/2011 6:02:10 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

It’s 8:50pm here in South Carolina where fireworks are legal. Lots of roadside stands. Even churches are selling fireworks!

It’s almost dark out here in the country and soon the show will begin. We had a little last night, we’ll have more tonight and tomorrow night will be spectacular.


15 posted on 07/03/2011 6:04:14 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck

It sounds like a war zone here.

Fireworks everywhere , all around me. and I am not talking about little stuff like sparklers, I am talking the big stuff shot out of mortars. All of it is illegal here, but there is no way in hell they could lock up all of those shooting this stuff. Have no iodea how they got hold of this stuff. You cannot buy it here in Maryland.

Tomorrow night should be a hum-dinger if tonight is any clue.


16 posted on 07/03/2011 6:32:48 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: AAABEST

I think it is not so much the explosive content of the firework they mind, so much as the pleasure seeing them work gives. With them, it is always Lent and never Easter.


17 posted on 07/03/2011 6:51:10 PM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: AAABEST

Hawaii is pretty much a nanny-state utopia, but you can buy real fireworks at convenience stores (year round!) including rockets that go bang at the end of their journey, and I’m not talking sissy bottle rockets either. They blow up underwater, too, and I had quite some fun shooting them at waves so they would do just that. But everything else is restricted there, so far as I am aware. In the Wild West of Colorado, if it leaves the ground *OR* goes bang, it’s illegal. Those Hawaiian rockets did both.


18 posted on 07/03/2011 8:09:53 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Probably some nanny law against transporting fireworks across state lines.


19 posted on 07/03/2011 8:22:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“Why not just U-Haul it all to a state where fireworks are legal and sell it?”

Because Lib lawmaker’s don’t want ANYONE to have fun. They’d outlaw the stuff past their own state’s borders if they could figure out how.


20 posted on 07/03/2011 9:06:02 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Squantos

They hit the ammo dump in Quang Tri Dec 70...it was about 3am

Our company was about 2 miles away.The cooks opened up the

mess hall and we spent the rest of the night watching the show

and snacking


21 posted on 07/03/2011 9:41:22 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Venturer
I live in No.Va., and I've gotten three flyers in the last two weeks advertising fireworks places as far away as Penn. Then there was that guy near here that got arrested for having a whole garage full of fireworks. And then that other guy that got arrested for making his own.

Imagine that. People with fireworks.

"When having a gun is a crime, only criminals will have guns."

22 posted on 07/04/2011 12:13:08 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

PA sucks for being a nanny state. Cant have any fun here. Like being 6 years old in summer camp. Dont run, dont play with fireworks, cant buy beer in six pack unless you go to a bar or the few food stores that are allowed to sell it.


23 posted on 07/04/2011 2:29:53 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: VanShuyten

Fireworks tents are all over Pennsylvania this year.

http://www.keystonefireworks.com/


24 posted on 07/04/2011 3:07:43 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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